Maneka Gandhi says people’s mindset changed towards girl child

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that in the last four years, the Ministry has managed to change the mindset of people towards girl child. Participating as Chief Guest at the

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that in the last four years, the Ministry has managed to change the mindset of people towards girl child. Participating as Chief Guest at the National Girl Child Day (NGCD) in New Delhi today, she enumerating girl child centric measures taken by the Government.

She said with combined efforts of States and Centre the Ministry has been successful in implementing One Stop Centres, Panic Button, measures of cancelling passports of NRI marriages, Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place etc.  She thanked the efforts of all the stakeholders in making it possible. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has been one of the most successful programmes of the Government, she added.

The theme of this NGCD is Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow and celebrating with objectives of generating awareness on the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and create a positive environment around valuing the girl child.

A booklet on “Innovations under BBBP” was also released on the occasion. The Ministry has compiled 38 Innovative Activities from Districts across the country to set an example for other Districts. These interventions have been categorized according to five themes, which are Survival, Protection, Education, Participation and Valuing Girls.

The occasion was also marked by felicitation of the 5 States and 25 Districts under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme for their exemplary performance.

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